Robert Gutierrez-Perez

Robert Gutierrez-Perez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies; Border-Lines Editor
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Summary

Robert Gutierrez-Perez is a Southwest borderlands scholar studying performances of power, resistance and agency through the lens culture and communication. Using a variety of critical qualitative research methods, Gutierrez-Perez explores how gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning Chicanos/Xicanos in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico resist multiple systems of oppression through their everyday performances of identity, culture and history. Other research interests include advocacy and civic engagement in higher education, queer intercultural communication, critical performance studies and queer of color critique. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, and in recently published books, including Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking and The Assault on Communities of Color: Exploring the Realities of Race-Based Violence.

Robert Gutierrez-Perez es un experto de tierras fronterizas del suroeste que estudia las acciones de poder, resistencia y agencia a través del lente de la cultura y la comunicación. Utilizando una variedad de métodos de investigación cualitativa crítica, Gutiérrez-Pérez explora cómo las personas gays, bisexuales, transexuales, queer y/o los chicanos/mexicanas en el suroeste de EE.UU. y México combaten múltiples sistemas de opresión a través de sus actuaciones cotidianas de identidad, cultura e historia. Otros intereses de investigación incluyen la defensa y el compromiso cívico en la educación superior, la comunicación intercultural queer, los estudios de desempeño crítico y la crítica queer de color. Sus investigaciones se han publicado en revistas arbitradas, tales como Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, y en libros recientemente publicados, entre ellos Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking y The Assault on Communities of Color: Exploring the Realities of Race-Based Violence.

Research interests

  • Culture and communication
  • Chicana/o and Latina/o sexuality, gender and culture
  • Critical qualitative research methods
  • Critical communication pedagogy
  • Queer/feminist performance studies
  • Queer of color critique
  • Narrative theory
  • Oral history performance

Intereses de investigación

  • Cultura y comunicación
  • La sexualidad, el género y la cultura de las chicanas y las latinas
  • Métodos de investigación cualitativa crítica
  • Pedagogía de comunicación crítica
  • Estudios del comportamiento queer/feminista
  • Crítica de colores queer
  • La teoría narrativa
  • La interpretación de la historia oral

Courses taught / Cursos impartidos

  • COM 412/612

Publications / Publicaciones

  • Gutierrez-Perez, R. M. (2015). Brown fingers ran down. In D. B. Goltz & J. Zingsheim (Eds.), Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
  • Gutierrez-Perez, R. M. (2015). Disruptive ambiguities: The potentiality of Jotería critique in communication studies. Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Comm unication Research, 14, 89-99.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Denver
  • M.A., San Jose State University
  • B.A., San Jose State University
  • A.A., Modesto Junior College